La Liga holders Barcelona play their first official match in three months when they visit lowly Mallorca. The Blaugrana hold a slim advantage over bitter rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table while the Palma based hosts are a point adrift of safety with 11 matches still to contend.
Where and when: Estadi de Son Moix, Palma de Mallorca – 13 June, kick-off 21:00
Where you can see Real Mallorca vs. Barcelona: LaLigaTV
Last time: Barca thrashed Los Bermellones 5-2 in December with star trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all on the scoresheet.
Real Mallorca v Barcelona Predictions and Preview
Vicente Moreno’s troops face the ultimate test but have given themselves a fighting chance in their battle for survival. Mallorca will hope to continue their upturn in form prior to the pause in play and a tally of seven points from the last four has lifted them from the bottom of the table.
Travelling party Barcelona lost to Real Madrid seven days before the season was halted but still sit in first place. Blaugrana boss Quique Setien has confirmed iconic forward Messi will be fit after the Argentine sustained a muscle issue in training.
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The 32-year-old has 36 goal contributions to his name and is 21/10 to open proceedings and 9/1 to hit a treble. In a further boost for Setien, Suarez will return to the matchday squad after five months on the sidelines with a knee injury.
The Uruguayan is unlikely to start from the opening whistle but a late run out will be the perfect tonic as Barcelona seek silverware domestically and on the continent. The ex-Liverpool fan favourite is 7/10 to register anytime and will be eager to hit the ground running, particularly as the transfer speculation surrounding Lautaro Martinez refuses to go away.
One to watch for Mallorca: Los Bermellones are heavily dependent on Ante Budimir and the hitman is 10/3 to strike anytime. The Croatian has contributed nine of Mallorca’s 29 goal haul.
One to watch for Barcelona: Wonderkid Ansu Fati has shone in his breakthrough season and reportedly been subject to a mammoth bid from English giants Manchester United. The winger is 5/1 to score last.
Long shot: Barca have notched five goals or more in five of their 27 league clashes and an early effort could open the floodgates against a defence that has kept just five clean sheets all year. A 5-0 success for the champions, who have stiffer tests ahead, is 25/1.